Who is a famous person from Israel?

Doing a report. Does anyone know a famous person from Israel?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Gene Simmons from KISS is originally from Israel

  • 1 decade ago

    Still alive:

    Natalie Portman (born in Jerusalem, Israel)

    Chaim Topol (born in Tel Aviv)

    Ruth Westheimer (AKA Dr Ruth) although born in Germany, emigrated to Israel after the Holocaust and joined Haganah and fought in the Israeli War of Independence.

    Itzhak Perlman (Born in Tel Aviv)

  • 1 decade ago

    The question said famous person from Israel. Guess that's a fail for you huh Crystal?

    Oh and you Wikipedia link doesn't even mention the fact that he's Jewish and every article I find referencing it is some type of hate site that my work internet blocks. So that’s an Ultrafail for you.

    But why am I not surprised? Every post of yours is virulently anti-Semitic and hateful I can't really expect more.

    Famous Israelis:

    Politicians:

    Chaim Weizmann

    Theodor Herzl

    Golda Meir

    Moshe Dayan

    Menachem Begin

    Yitzhak Rabin

    The Arts:

    Martin Buber - philosopher author of I and Thou. Outstanding

    Joseph Klausner – literary historian

    Yehezkel (Ezekiel) Kaufmann – Bible Historian

    Haim Nahman Bialik - poet

    Saul Tchernichowsky - poet

    Uri Zvi Greenberg - poet

    Shmuel Yosef Halevi Agnon - novelist

    Hayim Hazaz - novelist

    Reuven Rubin - painter

    Paul Ben-Haim - composer

    Ödön Partos – composer

    Daniel Barenboim – musician

    Itzhak Perlman – musician

    Pinchas Zukerman – musician

    Science:

    Abraham Halevi Fraenkel - mathematician

    Hugo Boyko - botanist

    Shimon (Fritz) Bodenheimer - zoologist

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I like most of the answers but I'd have to agree with John E. who said Jesus.

    Just for the hell of it I'll throw in my favorite band from Israel, this is their controversial entry into the Eurovision song contest in '07.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpWYFoSrmRA

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Natalie Portman

  • 1 decade ago

    Moishe Dyan

  • 1 decade ago

    Here are a whole bunch of them

    http://www.israel1.org/Apps/WW/Page.aspx?ws=5f2f7c...

    http://www.advocatesforisrael.org/Famous.html

    Some famous Arab Israelis too

    In 1999, Rana Raslan, an Arab-Israeli woman, was crowned “Miss Israel.”

    In 2004, Abdel Rahman Zuabi was the first Arab to sit as a permanent judge on Israel’s Supreme Court.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just a guess but surely Jesus tops the list

    Ian M

  • John E
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I believe Jesus Christ is the most famous person from Old Palestine/Israel.

    I am sorry I can't think of anyone else though.

    If some name comes to my mind later on I will edit my answer and simply add it in.

    Greetings

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ben Gurion, the first prime minister; he was faced with tremendously difficult decisions.

    Golda Meir.

    Moishe Dayan.

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